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How To Capitalize On Generative AI In Your Manufacturing Business

An October 6th Smart Industry INSIGHT series-hosted Webinar sponsored by ATS, Seeq and GE Digital

October 6, 2023

11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT / 3:00 PM GMT

Duration:1 hour

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Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has been the tech story of 2023—fastest platform to hit 100 million users in history and countless examples of your friends and family sending out songs about their cats as they would have written by Jimi Hendrix. Short term, chatbots have provided a nearly endless source of fun for writers and some high-profile embarrassments for news agencies and attorneys. But, can they do anything useful for manufacturers?

Can generative AI address shop-floor worker shortages, the need for more programmers, improve shift scheduling, boost productivity and aid in safety—the topics that keep plant managers up at night?

Join us October 6 at 11 a.m. (ET) for this wide-ranging discussion of developments in generative AI and what they might mean on the shop floor.

Attendees will learn:

  • How the generative AI landscape is evolving
  • Shop-floor applications for ChatGPT-style systems
  • How to use generative AI to solve common manufacturing problems
  • The ethical and legal issues surrounding the growth of the new technology

Sponsored by:


Michael MacKenzie, General Manager, Industrial IoT and Edge Services, Amazon Web Services

Michael MacKenzie is the GM of Connected Enterprise and Industrial Systems at Amazon Web Services, helping customers in enterprise security, manufacturing, oil & gas, food and beverage, smart grid, and intelligent buildings connect and manage their critical operations from the cloud.

Before coming to AWS in 2019, Michael was the Global Vice President of the EcoStruxure IoT Platform for Schneider Electric, a global automation and energy management company specializing in Industrial IoT.

Michael holds an MBA from Royal Roads University with a specialization in Innovation Management from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. He also holds a Certificate in Managing Cyber Security Risk from Harvard University.


Robert Schoenberger, Editor-in-Chief, Smart Industry

Robert Schoenberger has been writing about manufacturing technology in one form or another since the late 1990s. He began his career in newspapers in South Texas and has worked for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi; The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky; and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, where he spent more than six years as the automotive reporter. In 2013, he launched Today’s Motor Vehicles, a magazine focusing on design and manufacturing topics within the automotive and commercial truck worlds. He joined IndustryWeek in late 2021.


Ibrahim Al Syed, Director Digital Manufacturing

Ibrahim has spent over 13 years in downstream petrochemical sector, chemicals manufacturing across continents ranging from US, Canada to Singapore. He has a strong passion for business transformation leveraging digital and data in leading reliability and operational excellence initiatives. He currently leads the Digital Transformation program for Global Manufacturing at Celanese.